excerpt:"Getschow, who is 36 and has cerebral palsy, uses Medicaid to pay two part-time attendants to help him 43 hours a week. They do all the things most people take for granted: cooking, cleaning, shopping. They help him brush his teeth and take showers and even take him to the park to play with his 4-year-old daughter.
Getschow's attendants make about $9 an hour, a salary he says makes it hard to attract good
people. He said if the state cuts Medicaid rates, it could make it harder for him to find help.
"I know that with the economic situation that we're dealing with, we all have to give up something." Getschow said. "But there's a lot of other fat out there that can be cut before programs that truly help people."